iTunes 11 delayed until end of November

Apple to reveal update later than expected

Apple have confirmed that they have delayed the release of iTunes 11 until the end of November.

Music fans will have to wait a few extra weeks for the latest version of Apple’s media player with the technology giant explaining that they wanted “to take a little extra time to get it right” before rolling the update out to millions of users.

According to an Apple spokesperson in AllThingsD: “The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”

Meanwhile, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree recently claimed he had previously invented an alternative to iTunes, but lacked the investment needed to get it off the ground. “Years later, while the label I grew up working with is being broken up and flogged off, Apple have made a gazillion dollars using the business model I explained. I’m left in the completely unsatisfying position of being able to say, ‘I told you so’,” he told The Independent.

Similarly, Neil Young recently launched his own rival version of iTunes, called Pono.